Whittemore, Iowa

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Whittemore, Iowa
City
Location of Whittemore, Iowa
Location of Whittemore, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°3′47″N 94°25′22″W / 43.06306°N 94.42278°W / 43.06306; -94.42278Coordinates: 43°3′47″N 94°25′22″W / 43.06306°N 94.42278°W / 43.06306; -94.42278
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Kossuth
Area[1]
 • Total 0.42 sq mi (1.09 km2)
 • Land 0.42 sq mi (1.09 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,204 ft (367 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 504
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 496
 • Density 1,200.0/sq mi (463.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50598
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-85260
GNIS feature ID 0463013

Whittemore is a city in Kossuth County, Iowa, United States. The population was 504 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Whittemore was platted in 1878 in anticipation of the railroad being built through the neighborhood.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.42 square miles (1.09 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 105 —    
1890 578 +450.5%
1900 522 −9.7%
1910 518 −0.8%
1920 618 +19.3%
1930 604 −2.3%
1940 671 +11.1%
1950 678 +1.0%
1960 741 +9.3%
1970 658 −11.2%
1980 647 −1.7%
1990 535 −17.3%
2000 530 −0.9%
2010 504 −4.9%
2014 492 −2.4%
2015 492 +0.0%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 504 people, 223 households, and 135 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,200.0 inhabitants per square mile (463.3/km2). There were 250 housing units at an average density of 595.2 per square mile (229.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.0% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.8% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 223 households of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.5% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the city was 39.2 years. 26.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.4% were from 25 to 44; 26.7% were from 45 to 64; and 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 530 people, 229 households, and 135 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,268.3 people per square mile (487.2/km²). There were 250 housing units at an average density of 598.3 per square mile (229.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.62% White, and 0.38% from two or more races.

There were 229 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.12.

27.9% were under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 16.2% from 45 to 64, and 25.7% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,111, and the median income for a family was $37,031. Males had a median income of $30,104 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,669. About 2.8% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreation[edit]

Whittemore has two parks: Noah Park and Siems Park. Noah Park, centrally located, features a playground with slides and swings and a baseball diamond, while Siems Park is located approximately two miles outside of town and features fishing, camping, a shelterhouse and a small playground. The city also maintains a swimming pool.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ Reed, Benjamin F. (1913). History of Kossuth County, Iowa, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 603. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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